Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson picked up an adductor injury during the already horrendous Merseyside derby loss to Everton. He was withdrawn from the game as a result. Jurgen Klopp’s response to the injury - “it doesn’t look good” - wasn’t reassuring.
And the club confirmed in a statement today, that Henderson underwent surgery on the injury, and the surgery was deemed to be a success.
The club said that Henderson will begin a rehabilitation programme immediately, and that there is “no specific timescale” for his return. They are confident that he will be ruled out until after the March international break, indicating that the earliest we could see him back on the pitch is probably April.
The statement also mentioned that his rehab work with the medical department would determine when he can get back to full training.
If the approach taken for Diogo Jota is to be any sort of indicator, the staff will not rush the recovery process.
As if Liverpool’s season could get any worse, this leaves a gaping hole in...midfield, center-back, leadership - and all the other hats that Jordan Henderson wears in this Liverpool team. This could be an opportunity for the likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Curtis Jones to step up (being real optimistic here, guys), and the return of Fabinho would bring tremendous relief as well. Above all else though, this season needs to just end. Soon.